Standard, face-to-face consultations start at the top of the hour and are 45 minutes (40 minutes plus a 5-minute revision plan). Consultations are one-on-one appointments that focus on a single, or at most two, assignment(s) or document(s). Any undergraduate student seeking help on coursework can schedule a face-to-face consultation by logging in to Accudemia to schedule an appointment or call our front desk at 813-974-8293.
All undergraduate students seeking appointments for non-coursework (personal statements, scholarship essays, etc.) are required to fill out the Non-Coursework Appointment Petition. All graduate students seeking appointments for any reason are required to fill out the Graduate Student Appointment Petition. In both cases, a coordinator will contact you directly to schedule your appointment. For maximum availability, we recommend filling your petition at least two business days ahead of your desired consultation time.
Online appointments follow the same structure as Standard consultations, but are held via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra in the Writing Studio's Canvas course: Writing Studio Online. To schedule an online appointment please call our front desk at (813) 974-8293. If you are a graduate student or an undergraduate student seeking an appointment for non-coursework, please indicate your preference for an online appointment in your petition.
Expectations for Online Consultations
- Writers scheduling online consultations for the FIRST TIME must do so at least 24 hours in advance. If an online consultation is scheduled for the first time without at least a 24-hour lead time, the appointment may be subject to cancellation.
- Writers must have reliable access to the Internet.
iSessions are similar to standard consultations but are iPad enhanced. iSessions use the iOS application Notability, and offer audio recordings of the session as well as a digital document of any notes from the session that can be emailed to the writer. Before the session, email your document(s) (if any) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have access to Notability (available on any Apple device, including laptops, iPads, iPhones, and iPods), you can view the document in real-time. iSessions can be scheduled in advance, but any consultant that is a designated iSessions consultant automatically conducts iSessions.